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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Forbidden Psalms


NOW AVAILABLE!

Vagabond is pleased to announce the launch of Forbidden Psalms, by David Volpendesta, for our 2021 collection.

You can order Forbidden Psalms here:

“It’s late in the game.  A pall has settled over the crowd. Then, fresh from the bullpen of dreams, David Volpendesta strides in, a barnstormer in motley pinstripes, sporting a dozen ball caps, a halo, and a propeller.  Look!  He’s pitching with both hands at once!  Throwing beach balls and silver coins!  Outwitting reason and outrunning rhyme!  Now he’s autographing copies of Forbidden Psalms as mesmerized fans cheer wildly!”

 ~ Michael Koch

 

“David Volpendesta’s poems are like biting into a ripe apple. They are perfectly wet and heavy but not so weighty that you couldn’t carry one with you in a pocket.  The writing is beautiful, and also challenges the reader to engage with the life and death issues.  If poetry holds some of the answers, they may be in this book.”

~ Kim Shuck

7th Poet Laureate of San Francisco

 

“These psalms are more than just forbidden, they spill over into the poetic, the profane, the political, and the profound. With a diverse range of subjects, often personalities he knew, like Harold Norse and Claribel Alegría, or those who influenced his own trajectory, like Pablo Neruda and Roque Dalton, or even a psalm to a great baseball player, Ron Santo, or to a little-known Latin American poet like Alfonsina Storni. The writing is evocative, straightforward and deeply moving. A major work by a long-time poet, David Volpendesta reaches his zenith in these intense, marvelous poems turned to psalms.”


~ Alejandro Murguía

6th Poet Laureate of San Francisco

Order Forbidden Psalms today - ONLY $15